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Illegal plane found in southern Guyana

An illegal aircraft bearing what appears to be a United States (US) registration number was Wednesday discovered hidden in a clump of vegetation in southern Guyana. The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) said that on Tuesday September 13, 2016 it received information of an illegal aircraft at the Yupukari Airstrip, Region 9, Upper Demerara/Upper Takatu. On Wednesday September 14, 2016 , ...

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Political activist Crum-Ewing’s murder accused freed

The man accused of the murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing in the run-up to  Guyana’s general elections last year was Wednesday freed by City Magistrate, Judy Latchman because of insufficient evidence. Regan Rodrigues, 38,  was free to leave the Georget0wm Magistrates’ Court after the Magistrate ruled that there was insufficient evidence for him be trialed by a High Court judge ...

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Taxi driver gunned down in Albouystown

A taxi driver was Sunday night shot in Albousytown, Georgetown and subsequently died while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, authorities confirmed. He is 42-year old Oswald Rambarran of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown. He was attached to 007 Taxi Service located at Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown. A close family member said he went to drop off some ...

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Man stabbed to death near Bourda Market

A man was stabbed to death near Bourda Market, Georgetown during an argument, but the assailant has not yet been arrested, police said. Dead is 34-year old Omesh Chetram of Unity, East Coast Demerara. The incident occurred  between 11:30 Saturday night and 1:30 Sunday morning on Robb Street between Bourda and Alexander Streets. “Enquiries disclosed that the deceased had an argument with a male, ...

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Second juvenile who escaped from detention centre recaptured

The second of three youths who dug out a hole at the Sophia Juvenile Detention Centre and escaped through it has been recaptured, police said. The Guyana Police Force said the second arrest was madet at Tain Settlement, Corentyne, Berbice at about 7:15 Saturday night “based on information received from the public.” In relation to the other one who is still ...

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Four year old dies in accident; police question how 19-year old drunken driver obtained van licence

Guyanese police are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 10 O’clock Saturday night, at the corner of Garnette and Sheriff Streets, which resulted in the death of 4 years old Abiola Providence of Newtown Kitty. Enquiries disclosed that the deceased and two of her relatives were in the back seat of Motor car PMM 1426 which was proceeding south ...

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Ramjattan split on calls for changes to SOCU

Guyana’s Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday said he is willing to limit the responsibilities of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) to probe financial crimes, but he is opposed to separating it from the Guyana Police Force. “We are going to listen to the voices of the opposition too and if they feel that, OK, if this thing ...

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